Monthly Archives: December 2014

15.12.14 The HollyOaks trophy – A Y3 Indoor Athletic competition

15.12.14 The HollyOaks trophy – A Y3 Indoor Athletic competition

Hollywood travelled to hosts, The Oaks for the annual Y3 HollyOaks Trophy competition. This year Mr Ryan had developed into an athletics competition involving; throwing, jumping and running. Hollywood put all their practise to goo use scoring highly in all of the 6 events. Callum scored highest on the Speed Bounce and Lewis furthest on the throw, but it was Max who scored highest overall with 349 points. The teams top 5 scores counted totalling 1720 for Hollywood which beat the Oaks by 53 points.

Well Done – Max (349), Callum (347), Matthew (343), Lewis (341), Charlie (319), Rhys (316), Jack (311), Gracie (298) and Jamie (295).All amazing scores on the night and very close. Thankyou Miss Tough for your support.

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12.12.14 District Basketball League 1st place qualifier

12.12.14 District Basketball League 1st place qualifier

After 6 weeks of fantastic basketball, the final 3 teams met to decide places 1-3 at Baverstock. An injury and illness ravaged Hollywood lined up against Bells Farm and Wheelers Lane all of whom had won their repsective groups.

Bells Farm and Wheelers was very very tight, finishing 8-6, so Bells Farm were in the driving seat. Hollywood took to the floor with their newest recruit Terrell from Y2 (Tyrese’s brother) and Davey (cousin) against Wheelers Lane. The game started tense as you would expect in the final, both teams having shots and missing, passes going astray. But then Hollywood began to take control and dominate mainly through the immense talent of Tyrese who was scoring from everywhere even fromlying on the floor, whilst also setting up his team and defending at the right time. Hollywood won 30-2.

The last game was for all the marbles, even though both teams had now already qualified for the district finals, there was pride at stake. The team took no prisoners, half the team were in charge of keeping the score close and getting baskets lost both thier quarters 0-2, however the other half racked up the baskets and despite a late come back, a 3 pointer from Tyrese saw Hollywood home 19-14. A great evening was had by all.

Thankyou Mrs Schwartz for your club input and enthusiasm. and Mr Moss of Baverstock for giving up 6 weeks to umpire every game.

Team: Tyrese (21 points), Davey (6 points), Anthony (6points), Terrell (4points), Imogen (2 points) & Caitlin.

4.12.14 KS 2 Baverstock Dance Competition

4.12.14 KS 2 Baverstock Dance Competition

Having faced Mr Ryan in the X-Factor style audition, 40 auditionees from across Key Stage 2 were wittled down to just 8 in Hollywood’s super group for the competition. They had the tricky job of teaching their dance to the rest of the group and choreographing the dance so all 5 pieces of music blended together, which they did brilliantly over 3 weeks during their lunchtime.

The competition was the toughest so far with dances from Chilcote, Yardley Wood and The Oaks really bringing some stiff competition to Hollywood.

They nailed it though, with important marks being made and motifs being held, they took the judges on a 4 minute journey that left them in no doubt who the kings and queens of the dance floor were, despite being the first to dance, they set the bar just too high for the opposition.Tilly was awarded with a special award for her Self Belief in dance – a School Games Value.

Well done everyone and thankyou Mis Vaughan and Miss McKenna for supporting the team on the night.

Hollywood Troop – Stephanie T, Abi-Lou C, Libbi H, Eden W, Lucy H, Zara RS, Tilly G and Loui S

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2.12.14 Y3/4 Baverstock Gymnastic competition

2.12.14 Y3/4 Baverstock Gymnastic competition

17 Gymnasts stayed well into the evening at Baverstock Academy, competing for a day off and a place in the Birmingham School Games, a competition which had previuosly been won by The Oaks.

Hollywood took 3 teams of children who would have to participate in a floor routine and a vault, all are exceptional, gymnasts, but with parents watching the prospect was rather daunting. We got off to a great start with beautiful cartwheels, forward rolls and arabesques, with most children scoring between 7 and 8 out of 10 and the vaults scored even higher.

The evening went on way past its 5pm finish and it was nearly 6pm before the results were read out. Our teams came 8th, 4th and 2nd only losing out to The Oaks by 1.6 points (a wobble or something). Danny was recoginised for his passion to the sport as he raced off to gym club, but all the children should be proud, for most it was their first competition for Hollywood. Thankyou Miss Tough for helping the team out.

Team – Rhys P, Danny T, Millie O, Erin W, Xanthe H, Kourtney F (2nd) Harvey M, Jack M, Ciara G, Callum S, Charltotte G (8th), Kai A, Eleanor W, Tiah R, Porsha D, Evie M +1 (4th)

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28.11.14 Boys District 4 a side Final

28.11.14 Boys District 4 a side Final

Making the final was a fantastic acchievement, but this is where is got serious, winners of this would play the the best schools in Birmingham later in the year. The team was a man down as Jaidon had missed school all week, however, they werent going to let this stop them. Thay had their toughest game first and Wheelers Lane were on fire scoring from everywhere, despite Ethan’s best efforts to stop things. A 1-4 loss meant it was going to be hard but there were 2 places up for grabs in the finals and with a 3-2 victory against St Bernards, in which Ethan got kick in the nose making a Banks’esque’ save Hollywood were back on the hunt. Only Chilcote stood in their way in a very tight game. Unfortunately it came down to a single goal scored late on and a 0-1 loss.

Hard luck boys, but third place in the district is a fantastic result.

Team: Ethan, Trumael (2), Jago (2), Harley, Fred.

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28.11.14 District Basketball League playoff 7th-9th

28.11.14 District Basketball League playoff 7th-9th

Hollywood went into this playoff confident after their demolition of The Oaks in the previous round. Having to split players between a basketball competition and football competition meant that the team had to work a little harder than before. True to the standards of Hollywood, the team played really well and although lost to Chad Vale without scoring 0-18, they rallied to beat Severne Rd 8-4 with 3 baskets for Davey and 1 for Caitlin, her first for the school. One the night the team finished 2nd and this meant 8th in the league. Thankyou Mrs Grundy for filling in for Mr Ryan and Ms Schwartz, the children really appreciated your support.

Team: Ben J, Adam H, Davey G, Kaidon M, Caitlin A Lucy PC.

26.11.14 Ks1 Baverstock Dance Competition

26.11.14 Ks1 Baverstock Dance Competition

9 Y2 Girls and Miss Vaughan went to Kings Norton Girls school, to defend Hollywood”s title as best KS1 dancers. There was tough opposition form Yardley Wood, Grendon, Chilcote and some amazing Irish Dancers from the The Oaks. The children worked really hard giving up lunchtime play to choreograph the dance themselves to a song called ‘Something That I Want.’ over several weeks. The children danced magnificently and were the only school able to perform without the help of their teachers, they were so excited when they won, even Miss Vaughan didnt realise. They afternoon was topped off by Chloe winning an individual award during the dance off.

The girls; Kelis, Lilly, Amy, Mia, Cienna, Honey, Chloe, Alesha and Carys are really proud that they have now shared the dance to their parents and school in assembly. Well done girls.

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